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2014-08-31 23:01:08

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome awareness nights to be held with the St. Louis Cardinals and at University City Market Pub House St. Louis (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) almost took the lives of identical twins Aiden and Blake Colp before they were born, but an innovative fetal surgery at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute gave them the chance at life. Now, their parents David and Theresa Colp want to build awareness about TTTS and the life-saving...

2014-08-26 12:28:27

--Center with Deepest Experience Advances the Field After the MOMS Trial Set a New Standard of Care-- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those published three years previously in a landmark clinical trial that established a new standard of care for prenatal repair of this birth defect....

2014-07-23 23:06:03

Nearly 1,000 Mothers and Babies Cared for and More Than 300 Fetal Surgeries Performed Saint Louis (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Five years ago, when the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute opened its doors there were few options for babies diagnosed with a medical condition before birth. They had to wait for delivery, or travel across the country for innovative fetal therapies. Since then, nearly 1,000 families have chosen the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute to care for their babies in the womb,...

2014-06-05 14:36:30

UC A new Ohio study demonstrates that women who have shorter birth spacing between the last delivery and their next conception have shorter pregnancy lengths, which puts mother and child at a greater risk for preterm birth. The study also shows that African-American women have shorter intervals of birth spacing and higher preterm births overall. The findings were published in 'BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology' on June 4, 2014. "We need to place a...

2014-06-03 23:02:04

Surgery before birth increases chances of walking after birth, decreases probability of brain damage. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Since May 2011 the team at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute has given 34 babies with Myelomeningocele a better chance to walk, and decreased the risk of brain damage with an innovative fetal surgery, before the babies were born. Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida can cause irreversible paralysis and brain damage before birth....

2014-05-23 23:04:05

Emanuel (Mike) Vlastos, MD and team plan to use biopsy results to determine if cervical cerclage is beneficial for pregnant women with cervical insufficiency. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 It is thought that as many of one-quarter of all second trimester miscarriages are caused by cervical incompetence, which is when a pregnant woman’s cervix begins to dilate and thin before the pregnancy reaches term, resulting in premature birth. A cervical cerclage (a procedure that stiches the...

2014-04-29 16:30:06

Dr. Gilbert Webb Monitors Blood Clots Throughout Pregnancy ST. LOUIS, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniela Yordanova knew there was something wrong towards the beginning of her pregnancy when the left side of her body became weak and an asymmetric smile appeared on her face. Immediately, she was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis and doctors suspected a stroke. Doctors in the emergency room identified blood clots which could have caused the stroke, along with a large blood clot in...

2014-04-29 08:37:18

CLEVELAND, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cervilenz Inc. is pleased to announce that a multicenter study evaluating the CerviLenz device as a screening tool for mid-pregnancy short cervical length is being presented today as a poster at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting in Chicago.(1) CerviLenz is a simple, disposable device that can be used in any healthcare setting to objectively measure vaginal cervical length....

2014-02-24 16:23:58

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net, a leading online community for medical professionals specializing in women's health, will be featuring special coverage of key study findings and exhibitor presentations from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 34(th) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting(TM), that was held February 3-8 in New Orleans. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine gathers each winter for The Pregnancy Meeting to share the...

2014-02-08 23:00:50

Fetal Surgeons Treat Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in Utero Philadelphia and New Orleans (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Monochorionic twins who underwent in utero laser surgery for a life-threatening diagnosis are likely to show normal neurodevelopmental development at age 2, according to fetal medicine experts. Maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics specialist Nahla Khalek, MD, of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP),...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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